What is E-commerce?
E-commerce, also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions.
E-commerce is often used to refer to the sale of physical products online, but it can also describe any kind of commercial transaction that is facilitated through the internet.
Whereas e-business refers to all aspects of operating an online business, e-commerce refers specifically to the transaction of goods and services.
We build E-commerce Sites
If you are ready to get your site online so you can start selling, you have come to the right place. Rudtek has built hundreds of e-commerce sites. Typically, we integrate these with a full featured website. We work strategically with you to understand your current needs and the needs you will have in the future so we can lay the foundation of your site properly.
Examples of E-commerce
E-commerce can take on a variety of forms involving different transactional relationships between businesses and consumers, as well as different objects being exchanged as part of these transactions.
- Retail: The sale of a product by a business directly to a customer without any intermediary.
- Wholesale: The sale of products in bulk, often to a retailer that then sells them directly to consumers.
- Dropshipping: The sale of a product, which is manufactured and shipped to the consumer by a third party.
- Crowdfunding: The collection of money from consumers in advance of a product being available in order to raise the startup capital necessary to bring it to market.
- Subscription: The automatic recurring purchase of a product or service on a regular basis until the subscriber chooses to cancel.
- Physical products: Any tangible good that requires inventory to be replenished and orders to be physically shipped to customers as sales are made.
- Digital products: Downloadable digital goods, templates, and courses, or media that must be purchased for consumption or licensed for use.
- Services: A skill or set of skills provided in exchange for compensation. The service provider’s time can be purchased for a fee.
E-commerce Site Development can include many parts.
- Extension Development
- Integration into your website
- Payment and Merchant Processing
- Social Media Integration
- Mobile Ready
- Inventory Control
- Shipping Fulfillment Integration and Tracking
- Website/E-commerce Audits
- Professional eCommerce Support
- Custom Development
If you’re ready to getting a better understanding of what it takes to get your ecommerce site online, we’re ready to help.